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Jan 19, 2010 9:00pm EST
of a lady who did not make it, from the rubble in haiti. let's go to washington. governor ed rendell, democrat of pennsylvania, has just come back from haiti accompanying 53 children from the orphanage in port-au-prince. how did this come about, ed? >> the brezhnev orphanage was run by two women out of pittsburgh. when the earthquake happened, they had to keep the kids outside, no sanitation, very little food and water. they called home and were connected with the wonderful pittsburgh medical center. they tried to get the ability to take them out, they couldn't do it. they called me, i couldn't get anywhere. then we saw the haitian ambassador being interviewed on cnn. so i called into the station and said, can you get a message from me to ambassador joseph? they did, the ambassador called me, he started the ball rolling. then we got great cooperation from the department of homeland security, immigration, the state department, the military was terrific. we got on a plane yesterday morning, monday morning, at 11:30 from pittsburgh. we reached the port-au-prince at about 6:00. we were t
CNN
Jan 20, 2010 12:00am EST
make washington different sooner. the independents don't like at you will the part sdplanship. tonight they sent a message. >> larry: jessica we heard what a bad or poor candidate martha coakley was. in her concession speech she seemed clear-headed and had a nice voice and good approach to the crowd. what went wrong? >> reporter: you know, she's been an elected official in the state for many years, so she knows how to be with people. she's not unlikeable, but many felt she didn't have the fire in her belly. when you talk to folks on the street lashgsy, they didn't feel like she was going to do it pous. that she would fight for them. she did make some really crucial missteps. she went and asked a reporter what do you expect me to do? stand outside the baseball stadium and shake hands in the cold? in american politics the answer is yes. she came off as aloof, detached and voters felt it it. john was pointing out something that her pam contain has said over and over. there's a sense that change in washington hasn't come fast enough. there's a tidal wave of anger coming toward her that the
CNN
Jan 28, 2010 12:00am EST
washington. our coverage will continue. i'm wolf blitzer here at the cnn center. campbell brown, thanks very much. the best political team on television. "larry king live" starts right now. >> larry: tonight, barack obama's first state of the union address. >> the president of the united states. >> larry: his big message, jobs and the economy. >> i'm calling for a new jobs bill tonight. >> larry: and an in-your-face challenge to republicans on health care. >> if anyone from either party has a better approach that will bring down premiums, bring down the deficit, cover the uninsured, strengthen medicare for seniors, let me know. >> larry: talking tough on terrorism. >> hundreds of al qaeda's fighters and affiliates have been captured or killed. >> larry: what did the president need to say and did he say it? is it going to make any difference? that's all next on a special edition. of "larry king live". well, the state of the union address is over. and the analysis is now continue as they do with us. if you missed any part of the speech, it will be repeated in one hour. wolf blitze
CNN
Jan 21, 2010 12:00am EST
senator in washington. he knows he needs to keep support among the independent voter, the very same voters who gave barack obama his big margin just 14 months ago gave scott brown his improbable upset victory last night. he goes to washington with that challenge. he'll caucus with the white house. he says he opposes the health care plan as it now stands, opposes the big spending in washington, but he knows he's from an independent-minded state. he can't be, say, a senator from south carolina. south carolina republicans are different from massachusetts republicans. he sounded very independent. it will be fascinating to watch. his first trip to d.c. tomorrow, a few weeks before he's officially the senator. >> larry: the president said he doesn't want anything concrete to happen until he's seated. was the brown camp surprised at that? >> a bit surprised, but they think the president is correctly reading the results last night. that independent voters don't like what they see in washington. part of what they're saying -- remember, for all he said on the economy, health care, iraq, afghanistan,
CNN
Jan 20, 2010 9:00pm EST
that campaigned on the team of being the 41st vote in washington. he know he needs to keep support on the independent voters, the very same vote that's gave barack obama hayes large margin 14 months ago and gave scott brown the improbable victory last night. he opposes the president's health care plan as it stands. he knows she from an independent minded state. and he can't be a senator from south carolina. south carolina republicans are different than massachusetts republicans. it will be fascinating to watch his first trip to d.c. tomorrow. >> larry: the president said he doesn't want anything concrete to happen until he is seated. was the brown camp surprised at that? >> they think the president is correctly reading the results. part of what independent voters are saying, remember, for all he said on the economy and health care and iraq and afghanistan, president obama, his promise was i'm going to make washington get alone. we are going to be grown-ups and talk to each other and get things done. voters don't like party politics. it's just the democrats on health care. just the
CNN
Jan 26, 2010 9:00pm EST
into another recession, so he's got to come down hard on discipline and courage which washington has not shown. we're in a difficult moment for this country right now. people are hurting, washington does not have answers and washington is rapidly losing the trust of all whole lot of people. >> larry: how about guantanamo, do you think it's going to come up? >> i don't think guantanamo is going to come up by name, but he's going to address national security and he should, because the country is at war. our country was deeply divided when he came into office over the issue of iraq and afghanistan. in one year, he's been able to largely depot -- de polarize those wars. he sent a reassuring centrist message and that's one of the reasons why he's been able to achieve what he campaigned on in that area. >> he ran has a domestic president, but john's right he gets his highest marks in foreign policy, that is where he is running a more centrist administration. >> larry: yes or no from both of you, does he get a billing bump tomorrow, john? >> we'll get a big bump, he gives a great speech. >>. >> larry
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Jan 27, 2010 12:00am EST
and courage, which washington has not shown. we're at a difficult moment for this country right now. people are hurting. washington doesn't have answers and washington is rapidly losing the trust of a whole lot of people. >> larry: do you think guantanamo will come up, john? >> i don't think so by name, no. he will address national security, and he should. it's part of the state of the union. we are at war. the fact that president gets generally high markets on an issue of national security. our country was deeply divided over the issue of iraq and afghanistan. in one year one of his greatest accomplishments is it to depolarize those wars. he's pursued a centrist course with the reappointment of secretary gates. controversial among some and sent a centrist message. that he is what he achieved what he campaigned on in that area. >> he ran as a domestic president, but he gets his highest marks in foreign poecli and he's running more of a sent ris administration. >> larry: does he get a big bump tomorrow? john? >> he'll get a bump. he gives a great speech. >> larry: david? >> doubt it, larry.
CNN
Jan 30, 2010 12:00am EST
-au-prince as well is annie foster, emergency team leader with save the children. in washington, david digs, cofounder and director of beyond borders. david lived and worked in haiti for a decade, still visits there regularly. ending child slavery in haiti is a beyond borders priority. and here in l.a., aaron cohen, head of abolishslavery.org. he's the author of "slave hunter: one of man's global quest to free victims of human trafficking." how much, aaron, is going on -- how much of this is going on in haiti? >> you know, larry, it's an incredible phenomenon in haiti. they have a cultural norm of slavery that's leftover from -- >> larry: how's it work? >> well, there's -- essentially, it goes back to male privilege. women have been debased to a level where they don't have the same social value as men, so they can't be there to protect their children. over 250,000 slaves end up in domestic servitude. >> larry: where people are taken from their homes and made slaves in other places? >> what happens is, essentially, the poverty is such a problem that they end up leaving the rural areas for th
CNN
Jan 7, 2010 9:00pm EST
in with jeanne meserve, cnn homeland security correspondent in washington. the terror suspect's in court tomorrow. what are we expecting? >> we are expecting him possibly to enter a plea tomorrow. he's facing six charges. one of them carrying life in prison. that would be having a weapon of mass destruction. some of the other charges relate to attempting to kill the 289 people on that northwest airline flights. six charges in all. he will be there, we expect. possibility of a plea. we're not absolutely certain that's going to happen, larry. >> larry: this is his criminal arraignment? >> that's correct. this is his arraignment tomorrow. they'll also be dealing with the matter of detention. you know, there's so much on the table already. we aren't expecting the government to put a lot of new information out there for us. >> larry: that's jeanne meserve, our homeland security correspondent. let's check in with paul bremer in washington. former ambassador at large for counterterrorism. former head of coalition prevention authority in iraq. good to have him back. what did you make of the president tod
CNN
Jan 2, 2010 9:00pm EST
broadway. she's in washington. i'm in new york. what are you doing in washington? >> i'm here all day doing press. because i'm going to be the international ambassador for the 75th anniversary of the great smoky mountains national park this coming year. i'm out talking about that. trying to get people to come down to the smokies. we have done a lot of wonderful work today. getting people aware of that. lot of fun stuff going. i have done a cd. i have written a musical for the dollywood opening about the people in the smokies. and how it was when they were being moved out of the mountains to build the park. so it's just a fun thing. we got all the cherokee indians and everybody in east tennessee involved in it. >> larry: it's a great place. the smokeys. i have been there. they couldn't choose a better ambassador than you. you're a businesswoman. have you been hurt in these times? >> i think everybody is a little scared right now. with dollywood our theme park, we were down a little last year. but of course we're very concerned about it and we've put a few little things on hold until we see w
CNN
Jan 5, 2010 12:00am EST
they should be focusing on this as their number one priority when they go back to washington. >> larry: peter, hold up. isn't the economy and health care intertwined in a sense? >> i think, they are. the economy and health care happen to be massive of issues for tens of millions of americans that don't have jobs or health care. climate change also happens to be a peril threatening the world. of course, terrorism is a significant issue. what you tend to find with dick cheney and other republicans is they make terrorism seem as if it's the only threat that america faces. let's put it in perspective. this was a much smaller attack than the one that was attempted on 9/11, and it failed. i think what it -- everyone after 9/11 thought that al qaeda would have much bigger attacks that were 9/11-plus-plus-plus. they can't even execute eight years later a 9/11 minus. yes, terrorism is a threat, but we don't need to be hysterical about it. >> larry: andrea, were you laughing? >> unbelievable that we shouldn't be hysterical about it. when the foreign minister of yemen -- until one of your family members
CNN
Jan 12, 2010 12:00am EST
political commentator tara wall joins us. tara is the former deputy editor of the washington times. nancy is here with me. she's a social commentator, actress and contributor to cbs sunday morning. nice to have all of you. let's get it right to it. nancy, since you're here, why don't you begin. what's your reaction to these words? >> i'm embarrassed for harry reid. harry, how many black people do you know, okay? there's not one negro dialect. this is something that's the bayne of bane of my existence for a long time. i never heard people call for one single white dialect. there are different ways of talking. it blows my mind and it's very sad to see what lies just below the surface of someone that one would think is a democrat, might be a little more liberal-minded. it's more proof at how having the first black president is blowing people's minds. >> jeff johnson, is it racist? >> i think it was in bad taste. there are a whole lot of black folks that said that. there were black folks that said he was a respectable black guy. black people said, is he black enough? i think that this was an
CNN
Jan 25, 2010 9:00pm EST
has too much to worry about. nothing is going to be frozen in washington, d.c. as a matter of fact, even what obama is saying is not going into effect for a year, and the congress won't let it happen. i think mr. reich's sentiments are well represented in washington. i actually want to see more money spent, not less. it's just that who has the discretion to spend it? that's the issue. when the government spends it, they malinvest it. we don't have the problem because there's not enough consumption or spending. that is not going to solve the problem. what we should have done is maybe suspend the income tax for three years. it wouldincome tax for years. it would have cost us less than dealing out the big banks and special interests. it would be more money. the people could make a decision on whether they should liquidate their dit and how they would invest. >> let me agree -- >> larry: address the stimulus. do that quickly, robert. >> i want to agree with the congressman on one point. bailing out the big banks instead of helping main streak was a version of trickle down economics and
CNN
Jan 8, 2010 12:00am EST
. contributor to theroot.com. he's a liberal. and the conservative in washington, amanda carpenter, "the washington times." stephanie, the president said the buck stops with him. was that a good move today? >> certainly a different move than we heard in the bush administration. i never heard anybody taking responsibility for 9/11, for katrina. i thought he stepped to the plate and i couldn't disagree with paul bremer more, larry. i think he is prosecuting the same way president bush prosecuted the shoe bomber, richard reid as a criminal. you don't want to make them holy warriors. you want to prosecute them as what they are and that's criminals. that's what clinton did when he put the previous bombers in jail instead of letting them get away like osama bin laden. >> larry: bay, what did you make of the president today? >> you know, i think it's a little bit too late is what it is. i think what he did today was right and he took responsibility, as stephanie said, as he well should. look what happened here. this was an attempted act of war against the united states of america. we had al qae
CNN
Jan 12, 2010 9:00pm EST
in the coming hours. >> larry: now, with something like this down in washington, are the white house aides up all night, state department, everyone up? >> that's an interesting question. not everyone is at the white house, clearly some of the people have gone home, but there are some people around closely monitoring the situation. as you know, in this high-tech time, everyone can access information through the phone or blackberry or other device they might have. so the various different point folks are in touch with the necessary people and monitoring the situation. to what extent have they gathered in the situation room or anything like that, we have not been able to get that information, but we've been told the white house is on top of this, and again, ready to provide any kind of assistance necessary to haiti. >> that's dan lothian in the white house. we have some comments our producers have found on haiti. one writes, the phones are mostly down, but sometimes you get lucky and get through. someone else says, we need a state of emergency for haiti. please contact congress. we needed a asac
CNN
Jan 21, 2010 9:00pm EST
in washington. new york, stephanie miller, host of her own radio show, her website, stephaniemiller.com. and in new york, s.c. cup. columnist for the new york daily news and senior writer for the daily caller website. first, the big news of the day, the supreme court. 5-4 vote rules corporations can contribute anything and take credit for the contributions and political campaigns pretty much handing a major defeat to the mccain law. what do you make of that ruling, mark? >> this takes us into uncharted territory. the whole goal of campaign finance was to reduce the influence of money in politics and, in fact, the whole thing has boomeranged with this supreme court decision. the law result in a decision that's overturned precedent and this is historically unprecedented that corporations now can take out political ads. >> larry: ben, what do you make of it? >> well, the story is really that a contribution is a form of free speech. that's how the supreme court seeing it that giving money is a way to express yourself. the way it had been, certain groups were more favored in expressing t
CNN
Jan 25, 2010 12:00am EST
word, i'm john king in washington. thank you for watching. >>> an earthquake ravages haiti. no one to help them. >> we are hearing voices in the rubble. you are watching "larry king live." >> larry: haiti is the poorest country in the country and yet somehow, some way, people manage to survive. there are amazing stories hard to forget. >> wednesday morning we went out and trying to rescue under the rubble and they had been working for all of that morning try to free themselves. >> she is crying out because two of her feet are pinned. >> there was a handful of guys just working under the hot sun. they had been digging through the rubble with their hands and then the miracle of having her pulled out alive. they figured out a way to move some things and chip away at some things suddenly coming free and even amidst this tragedy in the area they saved this dwirl's life. the other moment i won't forget is we were with looters, people quickly started getting out of control. young guys started arriving with weapons and they had pieces of debris and broken bottles. and i remember seeing a q
CNN
Jan 5, 2010 9:00pm EST
that was on the scene. the prize-winning journalist with the washington post. his number one recent best seller was "the war within." what struck you about the president today, robert? >> this was a problem he thought was solved, that they really had set up all this apparatus and process, as everyone says, to connect the dots, and it turns out that, as he said, there are system failures and human failures. i remember one of the former cia directors used to say in dealing with something like this, the solutions are middle management having good middle managers, in this case, watch officers, who are there on christmas eve and christmas day, and then having the data to sift through. clearly, people were asleep. if you listen to the president's remarks at length, i think he used the word failure or failed about eight or nine times. i mean, that is -- he's giving a knee to the whole intelligence community and the system that is set up to keep something like this from happening. >> what do you make of him? you know presidents as well as any journalist. what do you make of him in tone and style? what's your re
CNN
Jan 13, 2010 12:00am EST
to washington says he's very afraid, afraid that many, many people have been killed in this quake. ramone joseph says his country needs help from the rest of the world now. he made the appeal by phone on cnn's "situation room." >> haiti as is being portrayed all the time, the poorest country in the western hemisphere now has been hit by the worst catastrophe. so i'm calling on all friends of haiti and people who are listening to me to please come to our aid. >> a plea for aid right there. the u.s. president, barack obama, is speaking out on the haiti earthquake as well. he says -- >> the u.s. state department has activated what it calls a disaster response plan. it says that a task force will work through the night on this. secretary of state hillary clinton is on an asia-pacific tr trip. here's what she said. >> we are still gathering information about this catastrophic earthquake, the point of impact, its effect on the people of haiti. the united states is offering our full assistance to haiti and to others in the region. we will be providing both civilian and military disaster relief and huma
CNN
Jan 13, 2010 9:00pm EST
or not. >> couldn't get theme you this to washington? we will get them on tomorrow. >> coincidentally, a friend of mine has been trying to adopt two children for about two years from haiti and she was just down there at the orphanage, which i'm happy to report is doing okay. it is the village of hope orphanage. and -- but she had these pictures of jacquesmel that she was showing me a couple days ago, today, i just got emailed pictures, basically the same area and it's horrible. it is just this beautiful colonial architecture and people, you know, are as affected down there. so -- i think that is important. >> you question faith in all of this? >> you have -- in a way, you do. i mean, you don't understand, especially a place like haiti hit so hard by lots -- >> why? >> why would this happen? why would it happen, i don't know. >> anybody you talk to who spent any time down there, really talks about the resiliency of the people. >> larry: go back now, ben? >> i will definitely go back. you know, i think it is also important to note that president obama reacted very swiftly and decisively
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Jan 15, 2010 9:00pm EST
. we've had our wake up call. it's time to act. >> larry: joining us now from washington, frank and gillian thorpe, survivors of the earthquake. gillian was buried under the rubble for many hours, trapped in the haitian headquarters of the mission where she and frank worked. frank, how far away were you? >> i was about 100 miles north of port-au-prince. i was doing research on a story up north in a region called ahmsrouge. we felt the earthquake up there, the ground beneath us bounced, but we didn't know it was so serious. we didn't know it had hit port-au-prince hard until about two hours later. >> larry: of course, you drive frantically to reach gillian. what happened to you, gillian? >> i was in a meeting with my coworker, chuck, when the earthquake hit, and the ground started shaking, and i couldn't place what was going on, and i asked him what was going on and he said it was an earthquake. we ducked underneath a door frame and within 30 seconds we were completely buried under and pinned. >> larry: frank, when you got there, how did you find gillian? >> i walked up to the ho
CNN
Jan 17, 2010 9:00pm EST
, help the devastation in haiti. i'm john king in washington, take care. >>> what is going to happen to haiti's children? some have nowhere to go, and others are stranded, as helpless parents watch from afar. the fate of haiti and its people, next on a special edition of "larry king live." >> larry: we are, of course, around the clock with coverage of this tragedy in haiti. skaven juries were scattered by hasen police, and nobody was injured. joining us now are some of the heroes. dr. mark grossman. he is with south florida search and rescue task, force two. and joseph fernandez, and the task force leader, and then let's check in with our own ivan watson. what is the latest, ivan? >> reporter: the latest is that the team here, they actually reached two people who were still alive in this mountain of rubble here. the workers have gotten through, and they have cut through and actually have been able to hold the hand of a krael speaking woman there trapped along the side of a man. her voice is strong and they are passing water to her. they are trying to open up a hole to try and pull th
CNN
Jan 11, 2010 12:00am EST
and last word in sind talk. until then, i'm john king in washington. take care. > larry: tonight, richard heene, the dad who led the whole country to believe his little son was trapped in a runaway balloon. >> oh, my god! >> larry: is here in his interview before he reports to jail this monday. >> this was not a hoax. >> larry: so what was it? heene tells us what really happened, and why he pled guilty. >> i'm going to fight to the death on this thing. >> larry: and how the ordeal has impacted the whole family. the sheriff who once believed him and the district attorney who prosecuted him will respond, all right now on "larry king live." good evening. two and a half months ago the whole country it seems feared that a little boy in colorado had floated away in a balloon made by his father. it turned out that falcon heene was safe at home while authorities chased after the craft, hoping for a rescue. richard heene was prosecuted, will serve jail time for what some are calling a hoax. he's here with us tonight and wait until you see later what he brought with him. thanks for coming, richard.
CNN
Jan 19, 2010 12:00am EST
them what's going on. joining us from washington general colin powell, former secretary of state, former chairman of the joint chiefs. here's his message for you and the people of haiti. watch. >> the united states government and the governments throughout the world, the united nations, international relief organizations are all doing their best to stabilize the situation to bring order to haiti and then start to flood in the necessary supplies needed to sustain life. but, you know, the challenge is going to be great and it's going to be long enduring. once the folks who have lost their lives have been dealt with in as dignified a manner as possible and once we have taken care of those who are injured, then the work begins. then we need reconstruction. then we need to take care of the living, and in taking care of living is not a matter of giving them food and water for a short period of time, but helping them rebuild their homes and schools and churches and government. so i'm asking everyone who is watching tonight to find a way to give and then give some more and to give over t
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Jan 28, 2010 9:00pm EST
about what happened. joining us to discuss it all, tom shales, the washington post tv columnist wrote a book "live from new york." jerry penicoli, correspondent from extra is here. dick cabot, the former "tonight show" writer for jack par and johnny carson. host of his own late night talk show back then. jay was on oprah today. here's what he had to say about conan. >> have you talked to conan in person since all this? >> no, i haven't. haven't. >> did you want to pick up the phone? >> yeah, but it didn't seem appropriate. >> why? >> i don't know. i think -- let things cool down and maybe we'll talk. >> do you feel bad for conan at any point? >> i did. i felt really bad for conan. i think it's unfair, but tv is not fair. i thought it was unfair for me. >> you felt that for conan but you didn't think you were the reason? >> i wasn't the reason. the reason were the ratings. >> uh-huh. >> larry: all right. tom shales, who is probably now the dean of american television critics, what do you make of all this? >> what can be made of it other than it's a horrible, horrible mess? i don't thin
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Dec 31, 2009 9:00pm EST
gets back to washington, he's going into the white house situationroom calling in the top officials, calling some of this em under the carpet. >> we saw when the president came out, at least the second time, i thought, flash of some anger, at least some reallying put out by what he was learning. this seems to me so say that this was a pretty serious breach, there is something sort of more obvious than what we've been led to believe so far. what kind of hints are you getting from those that are out there and those you're talking to back here about the seriousness of what went on? it was really a serious overlook here or something that we're able to look at and say i can see how they missed this? >> reporter: they're suggest it's deadly serious and as you heard the president himself say a couple of days ago, if not for some luck, frankly, there could have been up to close to 300 people killed christmas day. they get this is a serious breach of security. a lot of these things should have been fixed after 9/11 because of the 9/11 commission report. all of the changes that congress made.
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Jan 3, 2010 9:00pm EST
for the first last word in sunday talk. until then, i'm gloria borger in washington. thank you for joining us. >>. ♪ there's something that i want to tell you ♪ >> larry: tonight, tyra banks, from top model. >> the reason why they paid me what they paid me was because i moved the product. >> larry: to media mogul. >> i finally figured out that my brand is beauty inside and out. >> larry: she dares to bear her real self to the world. >> yeah, it's kinky, exactly. >> larry: tyra banks shows and tells. >> i'm over my last name. >> larry: so what are you now? >> just tyra, just call me tyra. >> larry: next on "larry king live." >> larry: good evening, what a pleasure to welcome her back. tyra banks -- since this show she's become major. she appears here in january, 2007, look what's happened to her since. host of the tyra show. creator and executive producer of "america's top model" and recently launched an online magazine called "tyra beauty inside and out." >> larry: are you looking to be oprah, is that it? >> if i tried, i would fail. >> larry: you're approaching it? >> she's like the god
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